Song of the Day #1,741: ‘The Woodpile’ – Frightened Rabbit

frightened_rabbitYou know you’re into serious indie band territory when you can’t tell which is the song name and which is the band name. ‘The Woodpile’ by Frightened Rabbit, or ‘Frightened Rabbit’ by The Woodpile?

It’s the former, in this case. The Scottish band has released four full-length albums since 2006, the most recent being February’s Pedestrian Verse.

This song is pretty good, though it isn’t half as good as its video — a one-shot exploration of a convenience store crime scene that leads to a clever twist.

Far from the electric floor
Removed from the red meat market
I look for a fire door
An escape from the drums and barking

Bereft of all social charms
Struck dumb by the hand of fear
I fall into the corner’s arms
The same way that I’ve done for years

I’m trapped in a collapsing building
Come find me now, where I hide and
We’ll speak in our secret tongues
So will you come back to my corner?
Spent too long alone tonight
Would you come brighten my corner?

A lit torch to the woodpile
Dead wood waits to ignite
There’s no spark on a dampened floor
A snapped limb in an unlit pyre
Won’t you come and break down this door?

I’m trapped in an abandoned building
Come find me now, where I hide and
We’ll speak in our secret tongues
So will you come back to my corner?
Spent too long alone tonight
Would you come brighten my corner?

A lit torch to the woodpile
Come find me now, where I hide and
We’ll speak in our secret tongues

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,741: ‘The Woodpile’ – Frightened Rabbit

  1. Amy says:

    I have that band/song name confusion with a 1/4 of the songs that come on the radio. The display shows both, and I often have no idea which is which.

    I immediately like the lead singer’s voice – that’s my first impression. After reading the lyrics, I like the song even more. What a powerful way to convey a relatively trite emotion and experience. Not sure what the video has to do with anything, though :)

    Where did you hear of this band? Always amazing to me how many of these indie bands toils away in relative obscurity, though, of course, they must have a loyal following to have released four albums. Very cool.

  2. Dana says:

    I ditto Amy’s comments. I like this guy’s voice and the band’s sound. Video is cool as well. Good find.

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